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Copal is sacred to the indigenous cultures of the Central and South Americas. It is burned year round in the churches in Mexico, but is best known for its use in the homes during Day of the Dead. It is said that the familiar scent of Copal helps the souls find their way back during their annual visit home.
This gold Copal resin has a sweet and husky resinous aroma and is useful for creating or enhancing happiness, celebration, invocation and protection.
Frankincese is the quinteessential incense. It has the greatest association with spiritual practice of any substance on earth. Frankincense is the resin of the sacred Boswellia tree and has been used since ancient times by the civilizations of Egypt, Africa and Mesopotamia. It is also the famous incense from the bible thought to awaken a feeling of union with the divine. With a characteristic purifying and relaxing quality its character is thought to strengthen willpower, self-confidence and determination.
Our miniature huayruro seeds come pre-drilled with a hole lengthwise through the middle for use in stringing. They can also be used in ceremony.
The name "Huayruro" derives from the seed of the Huayruro plant ( Ormosia sp ) that grows in the Amazon rainforest. This seed is characterized by being part red and part black, visually suggesting complementary and duality. Perhaps due to this unusual natural characteristic there has been the belief among Peruvians that these seeds have the dual power to attract good fortune and ward off evil spirits.
Potala Traditional Tibetan solid stick Incense is hand prepared from highly aromatic medicinal herbs and precious substances.The combination of genuine scented substances makes the Potala incense richer and superior in quality than other incenses. It is totally absent of a choking or camphor smell and is non-toxic and non-habit forming. Gererally Tibetan incense is used for puja offerings and purification, but some also use as an air freshener which keeps one's surrounding beautifully scented. Your choice of stick length. Made in Nepal.
Plain and practical, no nonsense ash catcher used for burning your stick incense. Made from sheesham wood, known commonly as Indian Rosewood, a hardwood indigenous to India. Small hole at one end is used to insert an incense stick and a carved groove down the center catches your burned incense ashes. Wood is waxed to bring out the natural color and grain and to give it a semi gloss finish. Hand made in India. Incense stick not included.